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, tonight, and michelle obama, what is the big test for michelle obama? we know she's practiced, she's a practiced speaker, she's been on the national stage, unlike ann romney, who hit it out of the park with her first effort, really, using teleprompters and all the attention. what is the tactical political effect of michelle obama? >> i think michelle made her debut four years ago in what was an off the chart speech. i think she, because of her closeness obviously with the president and her viewpoint, she can really tell the story of his values, his upbringing, what he believes, and what he wants to do yet for this country. i think she is going to be a powerful and passionate advocate for the president tonight and will give a great speech. >> unlike mitt romney, who needed to have the biography filled in and ann romney was trying to explain just who is this man who has been described variously as robotic and not warm and cuddly to the outside world, at least, president obama has a very high popularity quotient but his big gap is on answering the republican bumper stickers, which is
to what people are expecting from the first lady michelle obama's speech tonight. >> look, that is part of the reason for the excitement because first of all, have you these people and the configuration as you can see behind me, i'm above the podium which is a really great vantage point. as you can see, people are -- very, few people, very few delegations are actually on the floor. it is a bowl. they are up and around on the sides. that is, i think, making it sound a lot larger, louder, than it actually might be. it is very loud. they are very excited and they are not all here yet. there are a lot of empty seats. typically people are at dinner now but will be here in time for the keynote address. people are excited to hear castro the keynote speaker, but principally this is michelle obama's night. she is already throughout the campaign. they sent sought an e-mail a half hour ago asking people to text and send in $3 donations in advance of her speech. she told ryan seacrest today on his radio show she had not watched ann romney's speech and came here briefly to look at the stage and look
of this convention? >> when you're able to start with michelle obama and give bill clinton an opportunity to lay it out and then be able to give a ring side perspective like my dad did, that's what it was all about. michelle, bill clinton and then barack obama, that's, the convention was phenomenal. >> is he comfortable playing bad cop sometimes? i was surprised at the bin laden -- >> he was. the reality is he wants to make, to give the american people the perspective of what the president does every day. to make sure average americans are taken care of and that they have a foundation to build a better future and that's what last night was about. given the decision, the single biggest decision in his administration, going after and taking out bin laden. that's what last night was about. >> were you surprised, i mean, did you guys look at what romney did on that thursday night, the lack of mention of afghanistan and was more add it last night to talk about national security than maybe a week ago? >> i don't know, but i'm confidence the president would talk about veterans any way. i'm confidence m
. >> made in the usa. now the speaker's looking ahead to the next 24 hours. michelle obama is the star attraction. >> right, right. in the way that ann romney was the star attraction for her husband at the republican convention in tampa, first lady michelle obama will kick things off tomorrow, as everyone knows or says, the first lady is the president's biggest secret weapon. she's someone who connects with voters, and particularly, the folks who are here. i'm sure they are much looking forward to her being the first lady. >> whether she goes on letterman, leno, does "the view" or other shows, as well as serious interviews, michelle obama is, you know, much the secret weapon and the whole obama family. >> remember in the first campaign she was a little reluctant and a lot of criticism she got was harsh, but now she's all in, both feet in, and on her own accord. >> jonathan capehart, see you later. thank you, my friend. >>> that does it if they are edition of "andrea mitchell reports." tomorrow, bill burton and peter hart joining us. our colleague tamron hall has a look what's up next o
. we should point out these numbers were taken after bill clinton spoke, after michelle obama spoke but before the president spoke. i guess the indication might be those two at least did their jobs? >> they did. president obama might have fallen flat. i've heard this from several democrats who said they weren't as strong as they anticipated. he wasn't who he was in 2008 with broad sweeping ideas. but michelle obama and bill clinton did their jobs and did it well. i was in the room and there were ear-piercing screeches from the crowds. they loved it. i think those polls reflect that. >> the did have audience seemed to appreciate it as well. just for people who might not have stayed up to watch, and bill clinton went a little longer than he was supposed to. let me play a little clip from that speech. >> he has laid the foundation for a new modern successful economy, a shared prosperity. and if you will renew the president's contract, you will feel it. you will feel it. folks, whether the american people believe or not, i just want you to know i believe it, with all my heart, i believe
. there is a quotation where he talks about michele obama doesn't like hillary clinton and referred tow her as a snake in the past. just remember they don't like each other. >> gretchen: we are hours away from the dnc. and there is a look at who will be center stage to make the case for the president. >> for a lot of people first lady michele obama will be the highlighted speaker but the mayor of san antonio will deliver the key note tonight. mrs. -- the first lady toured the stage and getting familiar with the hall. the audience mostly workers and many of whom are still arriving and many were delayed by the thunderstorms. president obama toured some of the damage boy louisiana. consoling the victims and thanking the first responders. he celebrated labor day and aiming to block mitt romney's road to the white house. >> it is working people like you who have to lay the cornerstones. things that people take for granted and were not always there. 40 hour workweek. weekends, paid leave, pensions, the minimum wage, health care, social security, and medicare. >> here in north carolina paul ryan is aiming to
it to the speaker last night, maybe not so big. not nearly as big as michelle obama. back to you. >> thank you. we're getting reaction in from the romney team at this hour saying president clinton drew a stark contrast between himself and president obama tonight talking about how president clinton worked with republicans and balanced the budget saying clinton's speech brought disappointment and failure of obama's time in office clearly into focus. getting early reaction. >> that is it for us. on the record starts right after the break and we'll see you tomorrow night. >> good night. we're sitting on a bunch of shale gas. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ it means cleaner, cheaper american-made energy. but we've got to be careful how we get it. design the wells to be safe. thousands of jobs. use the most advanced technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in mo
a little preview of what we're hearing from michelle obama, are we going to see the president at all tonight, a la mitt romney and ann romney last week? >> reporter: not exactly to see the president, chuck, but i am told he's going to watch the first lady's speech here at the white house, as you said, he's going to be campaigning all you day. he'll be back in time to watch her speech. so we know that is for certain, but as you mentioned, we're going to hear things from the first lady when she takes the podium this evening. she's really going to talk about her husband's values. she's going to talk a lot about why he understands the middle class. why he's the best candidate to defend the middle class and also going to defend his policies particularly as they relate to women. of course, that's a key constituency to president obama. she'll talk about the lilly ledbetter act, talk about health care, why the policies have been so beneficial to women and while she's not going to mention mitt romney by name, she is clearly going to try to draw a sharp contrast with mitt romney who, for examp
beast, it will be in tomorrow. i read it. you quote michelle obama at the democratic convention in her speech, she said being president reveals who you are. you say so do campaigns and you're not happy with what's being revealed about mitt romney? how so? what do you think this tape reveals? >> well, there's a lot of us who have been waiting for a long time for some seminal moment for mitt romney to reveal his character and unfortunately, i'm afraid that this tape is exactly what that does but not in the way we had hoped for. it's getting harder to support him, getting harder to defend him. you know, i talked a lot about how i remember in september 2000, things were difficult, the dark days of september, and easy to bounce back, but when you start casting off half the country as victims, that causes a lot of pause for independents and people like me who cross the line in the mid '90s to join the republican party because of ideas like compassionate conservatism. i don't hear any of that from mitt romney. i'm trying to figure out what the broader vision and narrative is that takes care o
a story today about how michele obama is holding more public events over the past couple of weeks than mitt romney. >> but the key -- the word i think you used is didn't park himself in ohio. you park a car. when's tied to there? the auto industry in ohio and he's stands with the auto industry and the other parts of the economy helped by that bailout. he's not found a way to defend his actions during that auto bailout and perhaps why he's not parking as you said in ohio. steve, what if anything can governor romney do to get conservatives like yourself enthusiastic and might be offended by the comments and even the middle class, you know, white voters out there who the republican party need right now? is there anything in the next 49 days to get the guy off the ropes? >> there's one thing he can do and i think he has to do it in the first debate. where he has to be credible and sincere as a leader and got to take the attacks against him for being rich and elitist and successful and turn it to advantage by saying, yes, i'm successful and here's how i became successful by not doing things
. >>> first lady michelle obama revealing the top ten reasons people should watch the democratic national convention. >> number 6. >> as healthy alternative, we're using low fat confetti. >> yeah. and number 4. >> there will be no kiss cam. >> oh, come on. why not? number 2. >> joe biden says it will be a big you know what deal. >> gretchen: the first lady no strange tort david letterman show. that was her second appearance in just the last week. wow. those are your headlines. >> brian: to my immediate left is someone on the set, welcome back michelle malkin. >> thank you, and no kiss cam here. >> brian: i want to get your impression of bill clinton's 48 minute speech last night. any surprises? do you think it was effective in endorsing president obama? >> who is surprised? after years and years of covering him when he wasn't in the white house, is it any surprise that's undisciplined, self someonent? these are the adjectives that came out of the headlines there. and you wonder what does this serve other than bill clinton's ego? >> gretchen: i think does wonders for president obama. if y
of fell flat on the heels of michelle obama's speech but, of course, david axelrod and campaign aides have done the same thing saying they didn't think they were going to get much of a bounce out of the convention anyway. on the heels of these two conventions, we are nowhere different than where we were before the convention, very even going into the debates. we'll have a very level playing field on october 3rd. >> heather: president obama was given a heads-up as to what this jobs report would be prior to his speech which is normal. he knew it was coming. he is campaigning today in florida, a state with the highest elderly population and unemployment rate of 8.8%. there is four key battleground states where the unemployment elevated above the national average. we mentioned florida, in nevada, 12%, north carolina, where they had the dnc. 9.9%. michigan, 9%. 735 delegates up for grabs among those states. how does the obama campaign win them over with job reports like friday's? >> what they are doing is running a very specific state by state campaign. so when you talk about michigan, presiden
, the first lady, michelle obama, perhaps the president's secret weapon, making, what, 11 visits to north carolina since 2009? talk about mrs. obama's appeal there. >> well, she has stressed military families and helping them and, of course, north carolina has a very strong military presence with fort bragg and camp lejeune, the marine base. so military issues are very important. it's a way -- she's much more popular than her husband is here, and it's a way to portray herself and to portray, sell the obama administration in a very nonpartisan way because it has broad support, it goes across party lines, of course. arthel: and then, rob, you mentioned that 2008 election. of course, the obama/biden ticket getting 49.70% of the votes there, the mccain/palin ticket, 9.48. so close -- 39.48. so close. so i ask you, what is it about the politics of north carolina that makes it such an enigma? >> well, there's a couple things going on here. first of all, it's a upper-tier southern state, it's much more like virginia than a deep south state, so it's always been much more moderate. we've had 20 ye
that same fund raiser. president obama said beyonce is the best role model. and later on michelle that was the couch was the best place for obama to sleep . ♪ ♪ no i don't understand. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> steve: the post office can't balance the books. increase the number of sales pitches. armed officers dropping from chappers and taking terrorist in custody it was not real. it was a nypd drill. college students enrolled in the nypd cadet core were the hostages. only a drill. >> gretchen: thank you, brian. democrats are claiming that president obama is the best candidate for women voters? >> president obama has walked with america's women and helped women in this country fight for equal pay, for equal work. and he believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care. that's what my husband stands for. >> so they claim republicans are waging a war on women. whoo do women actually think? joining me co-author of the book. liberty, no war on women. sabrina schaffer. >> thanks for having me. >> gretchen: it seems they were trying to fi
, four, four. michelle, why do you give it four? >> because it fits exactly into obama has strategy, which is to talk about everything but his record on the economy. so this fits perfectly. another perfect distraction from the 14% unemployment, 2 million people looking for job, smallest work force in 30 years. so of course, it's a great strategy for him. i also agree with the line that if you're separating people by demographics and class and division that you're probably not ready to be president. which is funny 'cause that's exactly what president obama has been doing for his past four years. >> steve: all of the irony. you gave it four as well. >> yeah. i think it plays in exactly what i'm talking about. it's the use of the words entitlements, handout, people on the take. there are a lot of hard working americans who aren't on the take that get lumped in where they're -- you're going to see more of them. and on the separation, romney is the one that gives -- he's never had a tough day in his life. >> we don't know that. >> from working. i'm talking about financial day. i think th
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